The Mythic Context

Going for Refuge requires the activation of our strongest and deepest emotions. If we are to make any real progress in transforming ourselves, we have to transform our emotional life. To transform the depths, we need to activate faith and imagination, opening up fully to ‘the mythic context’ of our Read more…

Stone Steps

Guess where I am. The Scottish Highlands? The French Alps maybe? In fact I’m just an hour outside of Manchester, down the snake pass in the beautiful Peak District. It’s a lovely sunny day too. I’m on a short Buddhist retreat, the theme being – and this is ironic – Read more…

Kalyana Mitra Ceremony

On Friday 23rd November 2018 I became a Kalyana Mitra. My friends Aparajita and Garavacitta became my fellow Kalyana Mitras in a simple ceremony, led by Manchester Buddhist Centre President, Arthapriya. An Indian term meaning special or spiritual friend, it is one of the cornerstones of practice within the Buddhist Read more…